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Mika Alatalo

Born:June 11, 1971Draft: 1990 Jets, 203rd Overall
Hometown:Oulu, FINPosition:Left Wing
Known For:2x SM-liiga ChampionShoots:Left
National Team:FinlandCurrent Status:Retired

Mika Alatalo (born June 11, 1971) is a former Finnish ice hockey player, having played his final year in the NHL with the Arizona Coyotes during the 2000-2001 season. Drafted 203rd overall by Winnipeg Jets in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, Alatalo spent nine seasons following his draft year in Europe. He played four seasons with Lukko and three with TPS in the SM-Liiga in Finland, and a two-year stint with Luleå HF of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He debuted with the Coyotes in 1999-00, registering 10 goals and 27 points in 82 games. The following year, his offensive production regressed to 19 points in 70 games, and his NHL career was subsequently cut short after 152 appearances.

Alatalo returned to Finland in 2001 to continue playing for TPS of the SM-Liiga. He played seven seasons with the club, serving as an alternate captain two seasons and as captain for five. While his offensive production was never the same, Alatalo was a serviceable two-way player that led TPS to a SM-Liiga final in 2004. After 15 seasons and 681 career games in the Finnish league, he played two more seasons with stints in Switzerland, Denmark, and Italy, calling it a career in 2009.

Mika Alatalo Statistics

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Staff History

  • TPS U16, U16 SM-sarja (Head Coach) 2009-2010
  • TPS U18, U18 SM-sarja (Assistant Coach) 2010-2011
  • TPS, SM-liiga (Assistant Coach) 2010-2011


  • U18 EJC Bronze Medal (1989)
  • SM-liiga All-Star Team (1994)
  • SM-liiga Bronze Medal (1994)
  • SM-liiga Player of the Month (September, 1994)
  • Olympic Bronze Medal (1994)
  • 2x World Championship Silver Medal (1994, 1998)
  • 2x SM-liiga Champion (1995, 1999)
  • 2x SM-liiga Silver Medal (1996, 2004)
  • Elitserien SM Silver Medal (1997)
  • Spengler Cup All-Star Team (2003)